Plan Of Salvation - Evangelism Techniques
This is your chance to make a difference in the lives of people around the world!
Rom 10:15 for, Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? and how shall they preach, except they be sent? even as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that bring glad tidings of good things!
Leading Someone to Christ
You will have exciting opportunities to share how to experience new life with many people. It is important for you to understand each point and each Scripture and how it relates to you personally. Memorize each of the four points of sharing the Gospel, one Scripture for each point, and the four ways to encourage them to grow in their faith after they make a decision. Role play with friends and practice how to transition from one point to the next and receiving different reactions and questions. The more you practice, the more you will become confident in sharing the Good News of what Christ has done on the cross for us. When you arrive and begin training for your project, your leaders will expect you to be able to effectively share the Gospel.
1. God loves you and has an incredible plan for your life.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
"God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
Why is it that most people are not experiencing God's plan for their life?
2. Man's sin has separated him God
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23
"The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus." Romans 6:23
Each of us are born with a sin nature. Sin is doing what you want to do instead of what God wants you to do. Our sin separates us from God, because He is holy and cannot allow anything impure in His presence. Man is continually trying to reach God through his own efforts—by doing good things, making his own sacrifices, trying different religions—but he will always fail. There is only one way to bridge the gap between man who is sinful, and God who is holy.
3. Jesus Christ, is God's ONLY provision for man's sin. Through Him you can know and experience God's love and plan for your life.
"God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6
God’s heart is to have fellowship with man (his creation), so he made the ultimate sacrifice by sending his son Jesus to the earth 2000 years ago. Jesus lived a life free of sin and then was crucified on a cross to redeem us from our sin. He rose again three days later to show that He has power over all things, including death. Because of what Jesus did for us, we have the opportunity to have a new life—a life of fellowship with God while we live on the earth, and eternal fellowship with God in heaven when we die. Because of Christ, we can know God personally; we can experience his love, joy and peace and know his purpose for our lives.
4. We must individually decide to commit to follow Jesus as Lord and Savior. Then we can know and experience God's love and plan for our lives.
"If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9-10
"Behold I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him." Revelations 3:20
5. Prayer of Salvation
This is the most powerful moment in a person’s life. Make sure the person being ministered to understands the commitment they are about to make. Ask them in their own words to tell you what this decision means to them. Based on their response, then they can be led in a prayer of salvation.
Example of a Prayer of Salvation
"Lord Jesus, I believe the message I have heard today. I recognize that you are the Son of God. I believe that you came to earth and sacrificed your life so that I can be forgiven of my sins. I believe that you rose from the dead and that you have power over all things, including death. I acknowledge that through you alone I can find forgiveness and a restored relationship with God. I choose today to turn away from my sin nature and to pursue things that are pleasing to you. I am asking you to cleanse me and forgive me of my sins, and I am exchanging my old sin nature for a new life in you. I will live differently from now on. I will go after you with my whole heart. I realize that you gave everything for me, and I want to give all of me to you. I will serve you wholeheartedly from this day forward, and I commit to follow you for the rest of my life."
6. After leading someone in the prayer of salvation, congratulate them for making a life changing decision and encourage them to grow in their relationship with Jesus by:
- Reading their Bible (to know the promises of God, to know who God says we are, and because it's the blueprint for life!)
- Praying (talking with God)
- Attending Church (fellowship and support of other believers)
- Telling others what Jesus has done in their heart (fulfilling the Great Commission - Mark 16:15)